A flower bed at the botanical gardens
Last week we chucked our chores and headed to the local botanical gardens on a beautiful, warm fall day. I haven't visited these particular gardens in about five years, and they've made many interesting additions. We spent an afternoon at the gardens and only saw two exhibits... but with membership in hand and only thirty minutes away, we can come back whenever we want!
The first area we saw was called My Big Backyard -- the children's garden. That's where the "flower beds" were.
Living room couch...
Chipmunk and Pip sitting in the "chrysalis swing", clutching the beloved maps...
The Prehistoric Plant Walk was a big hit with my prehistorically minded kids. Magnolias, conifers, horsetails, and ferns grew in this garden. Granted, the horsetails and ferns were less spectacular than the horsetails and ferns we could see in our backyard in New York, where most of the rocks we turned over were fossils. But we did not have a big pit where replica Triceratops horns are buried.
We also saw petrified wood uncovered in a Mississippi site not from us.
And there was a big rock to climb on.
And, oh yeah, we saw some flowers.
And a good time was had by all!